Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction - TorontoMarch 17, 2017
Introduction to Passive House Design and Construction-Toronto
Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 9 am-5 pm
This one-day foundation course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the elements of the Passive House design, which leads to cost effective, low energy buildings with increased occupant comfort and reduced mechanical systems.
- Passive house design fundamentals
- Super insulated envelopes
- Methods for achieving extreme air tightness
- Passive house quality windows
- Leading ventilation design principles
- Passive house economics and costs
Construction industry professionals, architects, designers, local government, real estate agents, developers, home owners, sustainability enthusiasts and anyone interested in learning the basics of energy efficient building.
AIBC Learning Units: 5.75 Core LU
Course Instructor: Andrew Peel
Passive House Canada -Maison Passive Canada is the national non-profit organization that offers industry, government and public education and advocates for policy changes towards high-performance building in Canada. Passive House design and construction is able to reduce heating and cooling demands of a building by up to 90%. In July 2016, an update to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) SB-12 was published, stating that the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) will now be accepted as a tool to demonstrate compliance with the OBC SB-12 supplement (Part 9 low-rise residential buildings). In December 2016, the federal government released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, highlighting the need for dramatically improved building energy efficiency across Canada, positioning the Passive House standard as a vital tool in achieving energy reduction targets.